The Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
Because there’s always something to see in the Big Apple. This summer, the East River takes center stage with a spectacular installation by Icelandic–Danish artist Olafur Eliasson: The New York City Waterfalls (nycwaterfalls.org; through October), a series of four 90- to 120-foot-tall curtains of water that will punctuate the river and harbor at different spots off Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Governors Island. Get a closer look with a 30-minute boat tour (circlelinedowntown.com) organized by the Public Art Fund, which is sponsoring the $15 million project.
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